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Hi, have a look at the foll. code. int i=2; long l=i;// compiles and runs since i is converted to long type But, if int i1 = new int; long l1=i1;//compiler error as int cant be converted to float. FOr arrays,i1 must be compatible and can be converetd to l1 ,then why is it giving error? Thanks! [This message has been edited by avn (edited August 04, 2000).]
Widening and narrowing conversions are not applicable to primitive arrays. Though int gets widened to long/float in assignment conversions, an int array cannot be assigned to long/float arrays. The only thing you can do, though trivial, is assign an int array reference to another int array reference!. This is called identity conversion. JLS section 5.1.7 Forbidden Conversions is worth a look since these concepts can be questioned in SCJP. Ajith
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Thanks! Ajith. I saw forbidden conversions of JLS.But couldnt understand few points.Can u provide me examples for the follwing points since i tried , but where not working as said: 1)Except for the string conversions, there is no permitted conversion from any primitive type to any reference type. 2)There is no permitted conversion from the type boolean other than the identity conversion and string conversion. 3)There is no permitted conversion from interface type J to interface type K if J and K declare methods with the same signature but different return types. Does this mean it is permitted if they have same return types??? 4)There is no permitted conversion from any array type to any class type other than Object or String. Working for Object, but not for String. Thanks!